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Hanging Clay: Mixing the Sculptural with the Functional

July 17 - 22, 2022

Wansoo Kim  ·  wansookim.com

Workshop at a glance

Create unconventional object(s) that hang on the wall, combining elements of sculpture and function.


  • Press mold-making
  • Hanging systems for clay objects
  • A variety of surface treatments and handbuilding techniques


  • Clay
  • Basic clay tools


  • Create at least one set of bisque-fired hanging sculptures
  • Experimentations with hand-building
  • Broadening perspectives of 3D ceramic art

Artist Bio

Wansoo Kim is an artist based in Nashville, Tennessee and is assistant professor of ceramics at Austin Peay State University. He was born and raised in South Korea where he received his BFA from Seoul National University of Science and Technology and earned an MFA from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Kim was Artist-in-Residence at Belger Crane Yard Studios in Kansas City.
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Workshop Description

In his workshop students will create small functional sculptures that can hang on the wall. The versatility of clay gives the maker freedom to create a piece that pushes the boundaries of so-called art genres. The class starts with examining both historical and contemporary sculptural ceramic objects and participants will learn to challenge the conventional ways of creating functional objects. You will create press molds with either sculpted or found objects to create 3D forms and patterns. Class demonstrations will include hand-building techniques, press-mold making, constructing hanging systems, and a variety of surface treatments. Open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $690  ·  materials list

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